[Medical losses of Soviet troops during the war in Afghanistan (3: the medical losses from infectious diseases)].Voen Med Zh. 2000 Sep; 321(9):4-11, 96.VM
In general structure of sanitary losses the share of infectious patients in the 40th Army troops during the war in Afghanistan varied from 53.2% in 1980 to 68.7% in 1983. The typical feature of sanitary losses from infectious diseases in Afghanistan is a high incidence of combined infections: typhoid, paratyphoid + infectious hepatitis, or typhoid + amebiasis, or infectious hepatitis A + acute dysentery etc. To admit the infectious patients there were deployed the infectious departments in military hospitals of Turkestan military district as well as infectious hospitals in the territory of Afghanistan. The main part of infectious patients was evacuated to the USSR territory by aircraft transport.